LeadingAge Ohio Foundation

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is a not-for-profit subsidiary of LeadingAge Ohio and supports member workforce initiatives and member employees through a scholarship program established to "grow our own" in helping individuals to further their careers within senior services.

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation has multiple workforce initiatives underway as part of its 2019 focus.  Click the link below to check out these important initiatives and help support the Foundation's work.

To learn more about the LeadingAge Ohio Foundation and the scholarship program, watch the introductory video below.

For general inquiries on the Foundation, please contact Kathryn Brod, LeadingAge Ohio President/CEO, at 614-545-9014 or [email protected]

Foundation Board Members

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation has been a force for positive change in support of workforce innovation and initiatives that give our aging services professionals and next generation of caregivers an opportunity to thrive and ensure the future of our profession. Below is our Foundation Board.

Missy Bower

Missy Bower

Vice President Pharmacy Specialty Group

Kathryn Brod, Secretary/Treasurer

Kathryn Brod, Secretary/Treasurer

LeadingAge Ohio

Linda Casey

Linda Casey

Chief Operating Officer Post Acute Services Aultman Healthcare Delivery System

Cynthia Dougherty

Cynthia Dougherty

Director College of Medicine Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies, The Ohio State University

Larry Harris

Larry Harris

CEO Willow Brook Christian Communities

Martha Kutik

Martha Kutik

Vistage Chair Retired CEO, Jennings

Norm Mast

Norm Mast

President/CEO Community Hospice

Darrell Miller

Darrell Miller

Community Liaison Community Hospice

Mica Rees

Mica Rees

Chief Brand & Growth Officer Ohio Living

Barbara Thomas

Barbara Thomas

CEO Kendal at Oberlin

Kim Vesey, Chair

Kim Vesey, Chair

General Manager and Executive Vice President Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

Steve Wittman

Steve Wittman

Director of Operations Link-age

LeadingAge Ohio Foundation Scholarship Program

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is a not-for-profit subsidiary of LeadingAge Ohio. One of the Foundation's workforce efforts is its support of member employees through a scholarship program designed to help individuals further their careers within senior services.

Scholarship Information

Eligible applicants must:

  • Work for a LeadingAge Ohio member organization having completed at least one year of continuous employment
  • Pursue higher education related to the areas of service provided by LeadingAge Ohio members
  • Have approval from his/her supervisor
  • Have signature of acknowledgement of the application from Executive Director of the individual's organization

Eligible programs include:

  • Accredited colleges/universities
  • LeadingAge Ohio and LeadingAge programs
  • Certification programs

The Clark Law Executive Management Scholarship program will accept applications for executive-level courses not related to a degree.  All awards go to the institution of higher learning or the individual upon proof of enrollment.

Criteria

The Scholarship Selection Committee will utilize the following criteria in choosing scholarship recipients:

  • Education requested matches organizational advancement
  • Tenure with the organization
  • Completeness and timeliness of application
  • Presentation of application, including requested narrative of program and how education will benefit self and organization
  • Quality/content of recommendations
  • for Clark Law scholarship:  Education/involvement/experience in LeadingAge Ohio, LeadingAge, other senior or community service groups
  • Any financial support along with an explanation of how educational funding will be paid
  • Identify any efforts to find additional funding within and outside of the organization

The number of scholarships awarded will be determined annually based upon available Foundation funds.

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is supported by the contributions of members who share the vision to “grow our own” within the senior services profession.

Leadingage Ohio Foundation

 

Application submissions for the 2022 scholarship program are now open.

For 2022, the Foundation Board has allocated funds to support the Clark R. Law Executive Management Scholarship, which provides assistance for administrators-in-training (AITs) or others furthering their career in senior services management. The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is funding $2500 per award for Clark R. Law scholarship awards in 2022

If you have questions or inquiries regarding the scholarship program, please contact Patrick Schwartz at [email protected]

Clark R. Law Executive Management Scholarship Information

Who is eligible?

The executive management scholarship program will accept applications for executive-level courses designed for AITs or others furthering their career in senior services management.  

Eligible programs include but are not limited to:

  • The Core of Knowledge 
  • LeadingAge Ohio and LeadingAge programs
  • Certification programs

Criteria

The Scholarship Selection Committee will utilize the following criteria in choosing scholarship recipients:

  • Education requested matches organizational advancement
  • Completeness and timeliness of application
  • Professional presentation of application, including requested narrative of program and how education will benefit self and organization
  • Quality/content of recommendations
  • Education/involvement/experience in LeadingAge Ohio, LeadingAge, or other senior or community service groups

How to Apply

Application submissions are now open. The application portal can be accessed here. The application period ends on May 1, 2022. 

Once an application has been started, applicants will not be allowed to save a section of the application and complete at a later time. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to have the required information drafted prior to beginning the online application. (Please see the required information section below for more information.)


Note These Helpful Suggestions And Guidelines In Applying For A Scholarship:

  • To ensure the selection committee can fully review the application, please type and complete the form electronically.

  • All applications must include requested documentation, information and signatures. It is suggested that each attachment be labeled, e.g. “Step 5: Financial Information”; “Step 6: Letter of Recommendation”.
  • A signed letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor or department head which also includes signature of President/CEO or Executive Director must also accompany the application. The letter should highlight the applicant’s achievements, personal and professional growth during employment and how the educational program will benefit the applicant and organization. 

  • Please review the application carefully to ensure that it has been completed fully, including appropriate signatures, documentation, and letter of recommendation.

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is supported by the contributions of members who share the vision to help employees grow within the senior services profession. If you have questions or inquiries regarding the  scholarship program, please contact Patrick Schwartz at [email protected]

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Foundation Testimonials

"Thank you so much for the honor of receiving the General Scholarship.  The money went directly to my graduate school to help me move towards my Masters in Music Therapy.  I appreciate it so very much and am so thankful for this blessing” 

 ~ Jessica Josefczyk, Music Therapist - Bethany Village, Centerville, Ohio

"I am excited and honored to be a recipient of this year's 2021 LeadingAge Ohio Foundation General Scholarship. Working at Brethren Retirement Community has been a wonderful experience and the knowledge and wisdom from the elders I care for will always hold a special place in my heart. Working with the geriatric population will remain an interest of mine that I had never considered before my work at BRC."

---  Kendall Hill, Resident Assistant -- Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio

“It’s so wonderful being a part of an organization that cares so much about its employees!  As a student who has used loans to pay for my college education, this scholarship means so much to me.  I am forever grateful!” 

 ~ Tarrah Pickard, Life Enrichment and Activities Director - Deupree House, Cincinnati, Ohio

"To me this scholarship is a benchmark of my accomplishments as a nurse and student, and has been a huge help toward my goal of becoming a better nurse for myself, my family and my patients."

~ Kira Pilar, LPN/Charge Nurse- Regina Health Center, Richfield, Ohio

Need Help?

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

Susan Wallace

President / CEO
614-545-9024
[email protected] 

  • Staff oversight, fiscal & operations of organization
  • Primary contact for policy priority development & advocacy 
  • Staff liaison to Advocacy Committee, Nursing Facility/Assisted Living Reimbursement, Billing/eligibility and Clinical/ Operations Subcommittees
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.